Internet Blackout: New Zealand

Just as weather forecasting can be best described as seeing what is going on to the west (or east) of you, the same could be said of TV shows, music, and laws.

New Zealand may pass a law on the 28th called the Guilt Upon Accusation law.

The New Zealand Internet Blackout is to protest against the Guilt Upon Accusation law ‘Section 92A’ that calls for internet disconnection based on accusations of copyright infringement without a trial and without any evidence held up to court scrutiny. This is due to come into effect on February 28th unless immediate action is taken by the National Party.

Why should you care? As a citizen of the United States or the United Kingdom (where most of the readers of this site are based), it is possible that the governments of our nations could decide a law like the Guilt Upon Accusation law would work here. This is not something we want to happen. It tramples on free speech.

At the bottom of this post there is a graphic, clicking on it will take you to the official site of this movement. There are several things you can do to prevent this law from taking effect. Of course, it’s all contingent on the government of New Zealand to listen.

I intend on joining the remixing project.

New Zealand's new Copyright Law presumes 'Guilt Upon Accusation' and will Cut Off Internet Connections without a trial. CreativeFreedom.org.nz is against this unjust law - help us

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